Ruddington Remembers 100 Years On

This morning, at Ruddington’s War Memorial, hundreds of villagers gathered in the sunshine on the date and time exactly a century ago that the signing of the Armistice marked the official end of the First World War. This Centenary was an especially poignant time to remember the sixty one servicemen from our own village, who fought for their country between 1914 and 1918, but who never returned home to their families. Preceded by bell-ringing at St Peter’s Church, and a parade of flag-bearing local organisations including representatives from Ruddington Royal British Legion,…

Read More

Charging Ahead in Ruddington?

You may be surprised to hear that there are now over 182,000 plug-in electric vehicles registered in the UK – and they’re becoming an increasingly common sight here in Ruddington, too, with dozens of drivers in our village having already made the switch from petrol or diesel. These national statistics are for cars and vans that are zero-emission capable by running only on electric power for a reasonable range – that’s to say pure-electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs). Both types are able to be recharged via a plug, unlike conventional hybrids.…

Read More

Ruddington Farmers’ Market Seeks Stallholders

Another new initiative to attract shoppers into our village centre – aimed at both residents and visitors – will be trialled early next year. Now organisers are looking for local traders interested in having a stall. The idea of a Ruddington Farmers’ Market has been doing the rounds since just after Easter – when Ruddington Parish Council called an Extraordinary Meeting. This was to see what help it, and our community, might be able to offer local businesses during tough times for traditional shops. Attended by around 140 concerned villagers, the…

Read More

Join Ruddington’s 2018 Poppy Challenge!

Sunday November 11th 2018 commemorates 100 years since the end of World War One. To commemorate this, Ruddington Royal British Legion is running “The Poppy Challenge.” Branch Secretary Louise Mote explains: “We’re inviting everyone to join in the fun, whilst raising much-needed funds for the annual Poppy Appeal. The Poppy Challenge invites you to submit as many entries as you like in any of the three categories: painting, drawing and baking. So dust off your paint brushes, sharpen your pencils, or put your pinny on and get baking!” The baking challenge…

Read More

Positive Reception for New Loyalty Card

The Ruddy Good Loyalty Card, launched at the start of this month, seems to be getting the thumbs-up from Ruddington village shoppers and traders so far. The FREE new card, which offers monthly #RUDDYGOODOFFERS at dozens of our village centre outlets, was the idea of the Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP). It is seen as a great way of encouraging residents and workers to spend their time and money here rather than elsewhere – in addition to attracting regular visitors to use our businesses by showcasing what they have to…

Read More

Framework Knitters’ Museum wins National Lottery Funding

Ruddington’s Framework Knitters’ Museum has received initial National Lottery support for a new project called ‘A Right Good Yarn’. Made possible by National Lottery players, the project aims to expand the museum into an adjacent property called ‘Gunn Cottage’, purchased in 2013, and redevelop the existing space. The monies will also allow vital conservation and renovation works to take place. Development funding of £114,300 has been awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to help the Framework Knitters’ Museum progress plans to apply for a full National Lottery grant at…

Read More

Two More Parish Councillors Sought

Ruddington Parish Council is again looking for community-minded villagers to come forward to fill two vacancies – after a couple of its newer councillors stepped down. Empty seats have been left in Camelot Ward and Manor Ward – following the resignations of Yvonne Lishman and Sarah Godfrey respectively. Their departures follow a relatively stable period for the Council after a raft of resignations during 2016 and 2017. Yvonne had been a Parish Councillor since June last year but Sarah only for the past six months. Both have stated they are quitting due to work…

Read More

Ruddington Loyalty Card Launches

October sees the start of a brand new initiative to encourage Ruddington residents and visitors to patronise our village’s many shops, pubs, cafés, restaurants, takeaways and other retailers – with special offers to showcase the diverse range of products and services available right here on our doorstep. Incentives to buy locally range from 10% off all stock in some shops, to meal deals, special offers and loyalty bonuses – just by showing your ‘Ruddy Good Loyalty Card’. For the launch of the new scheme, twenty eight village businesses are taking part…

Read More

Ruddington’s Green Belt Hangs in the Balance

The fate of dozens of acres of green fields surrounding our village now lies in the hands of the Government following last month’s submission by Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) of its draft Local Plan Part 2 to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. The Ruddington Green Belt sites earmarked by RBC for housing development were decided upon after years of consultations with residents, businesses and other organisations involving both the Borough Council and Ruddington Parish Council. The end result was a proposed allocation of 350 new homes over…

Read More

Louis Sweeps Up an Award!

A 19 year-old Ruddington performer has received yet more national recognition by winning an award for ‘Best Actor in a Musical’. At the weekend Louis Gaunt lifted the The Stage’s ‘Debut Awards’ accolade for his key role in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic ‘Oklahoma!’ after playing the part of cowboy Will Parker in a production at the prestigious Grange Park Opera House in Horsley. Louis is the son of Freedom Dance & Performance principal Stacey Gaunt and started training here in Ruddington at the age of four. His talents led him to being…

Read More